Boek cover The Bitcoin Standard van Saifedean Ammous (Hardcover)

The Bitcoin Standard

The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking

Engels | Hardcover | 9781119473862
Hardcover 20,99
4.7 op 5 sterren
uitgever John Wiley & Sons Inc
Taal Engels
Bindwijze Hardcover
Aantal paginas 304 pagina's
Illustraties Nee
Auteur(s) Saifedean Ammous
Uitgever John Wiley & Sons Inc
Extra groot lettertype Nee
Gewicht 481 g
Studieboek Ja
Verpakking breedte 160 mm
Verpakking hoogte 27 mm
Verpakking lengte 238 mm

Boekbeschrijving

When a pseudonymous programmer introduced a new electronic cash system thats fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party to a small online mailing list in 2008, very few paid attention. Ten years later, and against all odds, this upstart autonomous decentralized software offers an unstoppable and globally-accessible hard money alternative to modern central banks. the Bitcoin Standard analyzes the historical context to the rise of Bitcoin, the economic properties that have allowed it to grow quickly, and its likely economic, political, and social implications. While Bitcoin is a new invention of the digital age, the problem it purports to solve is as old as human society itself: transferring value across time and space. Ammous takes the reader on an engaging journey through the history of technologies performing the functions of money, from primitive systems of trading limestones and seashells, to metals, coins, the gold standard, and modern government debt. Exploring what gave these technologies their monetary role, and how most lost it, provides the reader with a good idea of what makes for sound money, and sets the stage for an economic discussion of its consequences for individual and societal future-orientation, capital accumulation, trade, peace, culture, and art. Compellingly, Ammous shows that it is no coincidence that the loftiest achievements of humanity have come in societies enjoying the benefits of sound monetary regimes, nor is it coincidental that monetary collapse has usually accompanied civilizational collapse. With this background in place, the book moves on to explain the operation of Bitcoin in a functional and intuitive way. Bitcoin is a decentralized, distributed piece of software that converts electricity and processing power into indisputably accurate records, thus allowing its users to utilize the Internet to perform the traditional functions of money without having to rely on, or trust, any authorities or infrastructure in the physical world. Bitcoin is thus best understood as the first successfully implemented form of digital cash and digital hard money. With an automated and perfectly predictable monetary policy, and the ability to perform final settlement of large sums across the world in a matter of minutes, Bitcoins real competitive edge might just be as a store of value and network for final settlement of large payments--a digital form of gold with a built-in settlement infrastructure. Ammous firm grasp of the technological possibilities as well as the historical realities of monetary evolution provides for a fascinating exploration of the ramifications of voluntary free market money. As it challenges the most sacred of government monopolies, Bitcoin shifts the pendulum of sovereignty away from governments in favor of individuals, offering us the tantalizing possibility of a world where money is fully extricated from politics and unrestrained by borders. the final chapter of the book explores some of the most common questions surrounding Bitcoin: Is Bitcoin mining a waste of energy? Is Bitcoin for criminals? Who controls Bitcoin, and can they change it if they please? How can Bitcoin be killed? And what to make of all the thousands of Bitcoin knock-offs, and the many supposed applications of Bitcoins blockchain technology? the Bitcoin Standard is the essential resource for a clear understanding of the rise of the Internets decentralized, apolitical, free-market alternative to national central banks.

Gelijkaardige boeken

4.2 op 5 sterren
Boek cover Beleggen met Technische Analyse van H.J. Geels
Visie, methoden en technieken
Dit boek geeft een uitgebreid overzicht van het gehele vakgebied van de technische analyse, statistische analyse en kwantitatieve analyse....
›› meer info
Nederlands | Druk: 1 | Paperback | 9789089646545
3.6 op 5 sterren
Boek cover De big reset van Willem Middelkoop (Paperback)
gold Wars en het financiele eindspel
English edition: ISBN 9789089645999 In 2007 schreef Willem Middelkoop in Als de dollar valt dat het niet de vraag was óf ons financiële systeem...
›› meer info
Nederlands | Druk: 17 | Paperback | 9789047008170 | 320 pagina's
4.3 op 5 sterren
Boek cover De intelligente belegger van Benjamin Graham (Paperback)
de klassieker over de slimste beleggingsstrategie
Volgens Warren Buffet verreweg het beste boek over beleggen dat ooit is geschreven. De klassieker De intelligente belegger uit 1949 wordt zelfs na...
›› meer info
4.7 op 5 sterren
Boek cover Mastering Bitcoin 2e van Andreas Antonopoulos
Programming the Open Blockchain
Join the technological revolution that's taking the financial world by storm. Mastering Bitcoin is your guide through the seemingly complex world of...
›› meer info
Engels | Druk: Second Edition | Paperback | 9781612680194
4.4 op 5 sterren
Boek cover Rich Dad Poor Dad van Robert Kiyosaki (Paperback)
What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! | Engelstalige editie
Dit is de Engelstalige editie 16,5 x 10,8 x 3,2 cm April 2017 marks 20 years since Robert Kiyosakis Rich Dad Poor Dad first made waves in the...
›› meer info
4.2 op 5 sterren
Boek cover Bitcoins voor Dummies van Michiel Kelder
Hoewel de bitcoin al tien jaar bestaat, heeft het grote publiek pas sinds kort interesse in dit digitale betaalmiddel. Dat het zo lang heeft geduurd,...
›› meer info
3.1 op 5 sterren
Boek cover Hoe word ik bitcoin-miljonair? van Mark Koster
Hoe word ik Bitcoin-miljonair De koers van de bitcoin bereikt hoogtepunt na hoogtepunt. Is dat een hype of gaat de cryptomunt het financiële...
›› meer info
Nederlands | Druk: 1 | Paperback | 9789000364275 | 264 pagina's
4.2 op 5 sterren
Boek cover Bitcoin en andere cryptovaluta van Gert-Jan Lasterie (Paperback)
Hoe je dacht te laat in crypto te stappen maar succesvoller werd dan mensen die dit boek niet lazen
Een duidelijke introductie tot de wereld van bitcoins en andere cryptovaluta Is bitcoin een bubbel of het begin van een revolutie? Hoe schaf je...
›› meer info
Nederlands | Druk: 1 | Paperback | 9789401472647 | 208 pagina's
4.7 op 5 sterren
Boek cover De bitcoinrevolutie van Quinten FranÇOis (Paperback)
Waarom digitaal geld de toekomst is
'Bitcoin gaat naar $ 100.000!', 'Bitcoin gaat naar $ 1.000.000!', 'Binnen enkele jaren zijn alle bitcoininvesteerders miljonairs!' Dat was 2017, en...
›› meer info
Nederlands | Druk: 1 | Paperback | 9789048859511
4.8 op 5 sterren
Boek cover Ons geld is stuk van Peter Slagter (Paperback)
En waarom bitcoin de oplossing is
Toegankelijk en leesbaar boek over bitcoin van autoriteiten Bert en Peter Slagter Ons geld is stuk. Voor een groeiende groep Nederlanders wordt het...
›› meer info